Thursday, April 23, 2015

McConnell's Folly

From Time Magazine:

"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a bill Tuesday evening that would renew several sections of the Patriot Act, which grants expansive powers of surveillance to intelligence agencies, that are set to expire this summer.

Among the act’s provisions that would be renewed until 2020 rather than expiring in June is Section 215, the National Journal reports. The hotly contested authority laid the legal groundwork for the National Security Agency’s sweeping collection of metadata from millions of Americans’ phone records."

I’m against the usurpation of privacy and individual freedoms that the bill’s extension would provide. Freedom from current and potential abuse is more important than any information the NSA could accrue from mass collection of data.

It is time to end our fear-based society.

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